MONTREAL, Quebec, Mar 30, 2001 ( – Dr. Isabel Rodrigues, a professor of family medicine at the University of Montreal lead a research team which found that abortifacient “morning-after” pills work even 5 days after sexual intercourse. The team found that the drugs were 90% “effective” if taken within three days of intercourse but still 87% “effective” after 3-5 days.

Reuters reports that the study is published in the March issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and was funded by the Federation des Medecins Omnipracticiens du Quebec.

(American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2001;184:531-537)

See the Reuters report and the Journal abstract: